vm_insert_page (9) - Linux Man Pages
vm_insert_page: insert single page into user vma
vm_insert_page - insert single page into user vma
int vm_insert_page(struct vm_area_struct
*vma, unsigned long addr, struct page *page);
- user vma to map to
- target user address of this page
- source kernel page
This allows drivers to insert individual pages they've allocated into a user vma.
The page has to be a nice clean _individual_ kernel allocation. If you allocate a compound page, you need to have marked it as such (__GFP_COMP), or manually just split the page up yourself (see split_page).
NOTE! Traditionally this was done with "remap_pfn_range" which took an arbitrary page protection parameter. This doesn't allow that. Your vma protection will have to be set up correctly, which means that if you want a shared writable mapping, you'd better ask for a shared writable mapping!
The page does not need to be reserved.
Usually this function is called from f_op->mmap handler under mm->mmap_sem write-lock, so it can change vma->vm_flags. Caller must set VM_MIXEDMAP on vma if it wants to call this function from other places, for example from page-fault handler.